Comic, Creator Garry Shandling Dead At 66

Shandling With Jeffrey Tambor The comedian, writer and producer was known as an innovator who broke new ground in television with his series It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and The Larry Sanders Show (pictured), one of HBO’s earliest original programs. A Los Angeles Police spokesman says Shandling was pronounced dead Thursday after responders were dispatched to his home for a reported medical emergency. The cause of death is not yet disclosed.